Doris R. Hays

Doris R. Hays

Doris R. Hays

Enjoyed flowers and gardening

CLARION Doris R. Hays, 95, of West Main Street, Clarion passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Hospice Care at the Clarion Hospital.

She was born July 9, 1924, in Limestone, daughter of the late Jay L. and Ada I. Carberry Collett.

Doris was a 1942 graduate of Clarion-Limestone High School. After graduating high school she worked for seven years at the Owens-Illinois glass manufacturing plant in Clarion. Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarion.

Doris married William D. Hays on Oct. 25, 1951, who preceded her in death on July 5, 2007.

After marriage Doris settled into a life as a homemaker where she lovingly cared for her husband and family until her passing. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, was an accomplished seamstress, and took great pride in always keeping her home meticulously organized and clean.

She is survived by two sons: Timothy Hays and his wife Bobbi of Inman, South Carolina and Gregory Hays and his wife Carol of McConnellsburg; three grandchildren, Misty, Alicia, and Timothy Jr.; one step-grandson, Charles Barber; five great-grandchildren, Owen and Bennett Hays and Leo, Wes, and Jax Barber.

Doris is survived by two sisters: Bonnie Hoover of New Bethlehem and Margaret "Peg" Emrick of Elk City; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by a sister: Lois Smith; brothers: Robert Collett, Sr., George Collett, Victor Collett, and Staff Sergeant Jack Collett, who was killed in action in World War II on March 15, 1945.

The family received friends on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the Goble Funeral Home, 330 Wood St. Clarion, and the funeral service followed at the funeral home with the Rev. Deryl Larsen officiating.

Interment will be in Salem Cemetery in Frogtown.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Charitable Deeds, 260 High Point Road, Knox, Pa. 16232 or The First United Methodist Church, 600 Wood Street, Clarion, Pa. 16214.

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